Seeking Canadian exemptions to Buy American policies, permanently resolve the softwood lumber dispute, and start incorporating the countries' climate plans.
Existing IRAP apprenticesihps are grandfathered in, but a freeze is made on new applicatoions.
Acquired in 2012, Jeld-Wen
Using RVs, many Americans took to the road safely during the pandemic, boosting RV sales, and Patrick Industries' as well.
Armstrong Cabinets and Masco were combined to form Cabinetworks Group. Now owner American Industrial Partners (AIP), may be considering selling it for $3.5 billion.
Acquired in 2012, CraftMaster Manufacturing, Inc. must be unraveled from Jeld-Wen to run as an independent firm. ld-Wen Said to be the largest divestiture in a civil suit,
Court vacates $139 million judgement for "lost profits" but orders divestment of 450-employee CraftMaster Manufacturing plant in Pennsylvania.
Kitchen Magic, the cabinet refacing kitchen and bath remodeling firm, will roll out photorealistic 2D and 3D digital design tools across all its websites next month.
Cabinet manufacturers reported an increase in overall cabinet sales of 11.6% for December 2020 compared to the same month in 2019.
A digital printer that can stain floor boards in-line is now located at Kember Flooring in Beaverton, MI. It is the first in North America.
Cabinetworks on the block?; William Penn Cabinetry hiring 150; ICA coatings green certified; CNC Cabinetry expands; new CEO at Collins…and more.
Snaidero USA is introducing a luxury line of metal framed glass cabinets for modern kitchens.
A study found that imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from China sold below cost in the U.S., injure domestic manufacturers, says the International Trade Commission.
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE: AXTA) Shelley Bausch Senior VP. Her background includes key roies at Carlisle and PPG.
A majority stake in Michigan Woodwork of Williamston, MI, has been acquired by two investment partners, Vikram Bedi and Apur Sheth, private investors, from its founder, Matt Gustafson.
For 2021, Fortune Brands expects robust growth of 5.5% to 7.5%, not counting its newly acquired Larson
IWF's winning streak will return with the industry’s first global trade show and conference in North America since 2018.
Home Franchise Concepts, a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, has entered into an agreement to acquire Kitchen Tune-Up.
New website offers resources for students and job seekers.
Popular among woodworkers, the SBA-administered Paycheck Protection Program loans were popular with wood industry businesses.
The Educational Foundation of the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association is now accepting applications for its 2021 scholarship program.
Custom Millwork and Display (South Bend, IN) has built a strong reputation for intricate craftsmanship in its decade and a half of operation.
Boosted by the pandemic, online sales requires plenty of pallets. Greenway Products has opened its third new plant since 2016.
Richard Memory of Jefferson Millwork & Design has become the first professional woodworker awarded a Gold credential by the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA).
Superior Cabinets, Acquiring R.D. Henry, the family behind the Norcraft Companies
ounder Shiraz Balolia takes on the role of Chairman and CEO. Grizzly sells direct to buyers, and says it has 3 million customers.
Cabinet manufacturer Kith Kitchens, owned by equity investors Pfingsten Partners, acquired Mouse Cabinetry as it "expands "to expand its manufacturing
Hymmen’s patented digital printing and structuring technologies are now only available via an I4F license.
A healthy gain against a pre-COVID Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business Survey,
A well-made door can last for decades. Here's how Simpson builds its Performance Doors.
A complaint from KCMA legal counsel alleges BGI Corp. routes cabinet and component purchases from China through Cambodia.
Though half its size, Dura Supreme has acquired Bertch Cabinets, moving into new market segments.
Kimball International (NASDAQ: KBAL) has closed on its previously announced acquisition of Poppin, Inc., a tech-enabled, market-leading B2B commercial furniture design company.
At IWF Connect, Hettich introduced its Optimat 3E Clip-On, a two piece compact hinge for face frame cabinetry, available with or without integrated silent system.
New Saturn digital decor paper press uses Ricoh inkjet heads. It can be integrated into an existing conventional print production line, says Hymmen.
Metrie acquired Pac Trim, whose Pacific MDF Products Inc. and Canadian MDF Products Company are located in Rocklin, CA and Edmonton, AB.
During his career, he was as a member of KCMA, CMA, and WCMA, and served as a past president of Wood Products Manufacturing Association.
Increasingly sophisticated simulations of woodgrain are tested out at Cefla's LAB. In this example, the patented ZeeTree myTexture technology manages deposition of color and varnish.
Hardwoods Specialty Products US LP, purchased substantially all of the assets and assumed certain liabilities of Aura Hardwoods (“Aura”).
Swiss Krono put on display one of its most interesting new developments, SwissFantasy Paintable Board, during IWF Connect.
Patrick Industries named Jake Petkovich CFO and Treasurer. Petkovich also takes on the role of VP Finance.
USA Millwork says it will renamed its five subsidiary companies, including architectural woodworking names like Mission Bell and O'Keefe, under a national name.
International Woodworking Fair created something unprecedented in the North American woodworking industry: an exhibition with the best features of both live and online events.
Northwest Hardwoods reorganizes under Chapter 11 as China sources lumber elsewhere.
Canon details its inroads into UV printing on wood, while advances in digital staining, lacquering and now, texturizing, unfold.
Castle introduces a portable tabletop pocket hole driller and boosts its marketing and management team as it launches.
Dimora Brands, formed by the 2010 merger of Top Knobs and Hardware Reources,
New coating complements latest advances in low-temperature cure technology
MasterBrand Cabinets will build a kitchen cabinet plant in Jackson, GA.
U.S. LBM, which grew from 16 locations to 250 since its founding in 2009,
CalPlant says it has launched commercial production of the world's first rice straw-based medium density fiberboard, Eureka™ MDF.
The Board of Directors have appointed Robert Hermans as the new CEO of IPCO starting May 2021 the latest.
Replacing clogged cartridge filters high efficiency filters can greatly improve the performance of any collector by offering maximum air relief while still capturing dust particles as fine as 1 micron.
Schlabach Wood Design, a custom cabinet and furnishings manufacturer, said it plans to invest $3.8 million to expand operations of its kitchen cabinetry and bathroom vanity product lines to meet increased customer demand.
Woodworking businesses reporting a positive COVID-19 tests among workers have increased eightfold since March 2020, with 20.7 percent of firms reporting one or more individuals with an infection in October.
Miltec UV’s innovative HPI UV System with leading-edge Gloss Control technology enables manufacturers to achieve an extremely wide gloss range (as high as 50 gloss units) using a single UV coating.
The move towards production of thinner boards at speeds of up to 2 500 mm/sec means the need for near perfection in belt quality is intensifying, and IPCO has invested heavily.
CabWriter Cabinet Design Software announces the release of Version 4.0 for CabWriter Pro, CabWriter Home and CabWriter CNC.
At IWF Connect, daily Cabinet Pro Software demos included one on dovetail drawers made easy, by Chance Hedrick owner of Hedrick Cabinets in Butler, MO
Former Monkey Bar Storage dealer network expands Stow presence in growing garage segment.
EZR-SET one-handed clamp innovation is designed with purpose and many possibilities.
Injket wood decoration technology set to increase production throughput and flexibility for leading Chinese furniture company.
Tafisa® announces the completion of its new facility dedicated to production of a new lacquered panel collection called LUMMIA™
"I'm excited so many woodshop owners everywhere can see the latest in CNC equipment with this new IWF Connect online platform,"says Coralles.
ProDryingRack EX-Plus Series features up to 15 feet of mobile, horizontal rack space and 1,800 lbs of weight capacity.
Take a tour of the Thermwood Cut Center and learn all about this powerful automated solution.
Software suite makes it easier for anyone to produce cabinets with shadowline finishes, streamlines door production and grows with woodworkers’ needs.
Dealers winnowed and operating leaner, Wood-Mode plans new cabinet styles.
Lauren West, Global Color & Design Director for Industrial Wood Products at Sherwin-Wiiliams, delivers Primetime addresson Oct. 27, Day 2 of IWF Connect.
Woodworking Network will present the results of industry studies into effects of the pandemic on business and its annual closets study, first time since the pandemic struck. and during IWF Connect, October 26-30.
IWF Connect, the woodworking industry virtual trade show running October 26–30, 2020,
Spending $600 million, S-W will build a 1 million sq. ft. headquarters, and 500,000 sq. ft. R&D center in Cleveland.
Configurator 3D creates visual designs that buyers can modify from parametric displays of existing products, or design specific products with parametrics.
Choice Machinery Group equipment brands include Ritter Machinery and Evans Machinery.
Cabinet finish released in June secures Merit Award in the category of Materials/Technology.
Showplace has grown to achieve nearly $90 million in annual sales. Its 587 employee-owners build about 45 kitchens each day.
DeWalt professional tools with smart chargers and the latest batteries fuel powerful brushless motors, enabling a "cordless jobsite."
Free IWF Connect webinar on opportunities for woodworkers to leverage local appeal and environmental benefits of using urban wood's unique characteristics.
Built by millworkers, for millworkers, INNERGY is a cloud-based ERP solution that drives the complete business process of custom woodwork shops. But software isn’t a magic bullet.
IWF Connect, the woodworking industry virtual trade show running October 26-30, 2020, gives attendees streamlined access to a marketplace for the latest in new technologies and supplies.
Hymmen designs, manufactures and integrates laminating, gluing, and coating lines for the furniture, flooring, and panel processing industries.
Cabinetmaker Poggenpohl and hardware supplier Hettich announced a partnership under which Poggenpohl will use Hettich in key areas of its portfolio.
Supplier of kitchen, bath and closet accessories and lighting, Rev-A-Shelf named Steve Orr as the newly appointed West Coast Sales Representative.
Original Saw, which in 1990 acquired DEWALT's radial arm saw division, diversifies into moulders and planers with buy of Williams & Hussey Machine Co. assets.
Cabinet manufacturers reported an increase in overall cabinet sales of 3% for July 2020 compared to the same month in 2019. Custom sales are up 0.9%, semi-custom increased 3.6%, and stock sales increased 3%.
Rooted in nature, Urbane Bronze creates a sense of calm
Roseburg Forest Products named former Mimaki marketing manager Kara Herron as its strategic marketing manager. while Matthew Sally has been promoted to the role of Supply Chain & Logistics Manager for Roseburg’s eastern region.
Brad’s various titles through those years have reflected his multiple talents: From Manager of Government Affairs to Director of Communications & Government Affairs to Director of Advocacy & Sustainability.
Aiming to broaden its reach in wood industry, Mereen-Johnson launched of its newest division: 1905 Automation. Founded in 1905, Mereen-Johnson is launching 1905 Automation to broaden its reach within and beyond the wood industry.
RV and wood products components firm Patrick Industries secures material for its operations by acquiring Inland Plywood.
The 150,000-square-foot facility in Greenwood, IN (and just 40 miles from Festool's U.S. headquarters) will house tool repair and warehousing space. It opens in March 2021.
Now 48% above pre-pandemic levels, the fall drop won’t help much.
Jeld-Wen, Inc. said in an SEC filing that it entered into a settlement agreement along with its co-defendant, Masonite Corporation regarding price fixing on Interior Molded Doors Antitrust.
Innovative products and intriguing developments are on tap for IWF Connect.
Uniboard, the North American leader in design and decorative composite wood panel (TFL) manufacturing, announces the company’s first live virtual launch on September 23, 2020.
American Home Furnishings Alliance communications initiative promotes practices that protect the health of industry customers and employees during sales, production and delivery..
CNC Factory debuts the Python XPR CNC Machine Center with 5th Generation Technology.
Masonite (NYSE: DOOR) pandemic sales drop yields higher net income. Jennifer Renaud is new SVP and Chief Marketing Officer
Biesse named Massimo Potenza co-CEO at headquarters in Italy. Biesse America and Biesse Canada appointed Randy Jamison and Matt Fleming Chief Commercial Officers, a newly created position..
Sherwin-Williams is announcing its annual Colormix® Forecast, a collection of 40 hues across four palettes that celebrate the Rhythm of Color – the balance between fast and slow, quiet and expressive, and virtual and physical.
Con-Vey has named Parker Massie to the position of Project Manager.
Quanex Building Products third quarter earnings dropped 11 percent, a result of COVID-19.
RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) announced that its Rust-Oleum business has acquired Ali Industries, LLC, a leading manufacturer of sandpaper and other abrasives.
As COVID-19 cuts sales at Steelcase, cost-cutting moves have been ordered, including 300 salaried employee layoffs. ed workforce.
Reducing waste in manufacture, Steelcase says it is resetting how its suppliers manage their sourcing.
Global flooring manufacturer will relocate corporate offices in 2021, transforming three buildings into collaborative office space, design showroom and technical center.
Registration for IWF Connect℠ is now open, offering complimentary admission to the woodworking industry’s all-new way to do business.
Production space now totals 750,000 sq.ft. with 25 immediate new hires, 100 by end of 2021.
Hooker saw sales rebound in the first few weeks of its second quarter, while first quarter sales plummeted over 70% in March and 65% in April,
Quanex Building Products (NYSE: NX) promoted John Sleva to President of its North American Cabinet Components Division (NACC).
AWI submits advanced standards for countertops and wood stair, handrails, and guard systems.
AXYZ Routers and ACRYLITE application experts to teach best practices on fabricating acrylic retail and workplace barriers.
Accessories, hinge strength, American Woodmark ranks highest.
American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD), a leading supplier of cabinetry, announced that David Rodriguez and Scott Culbreth have joined its board of directors.
Kewaunee Scientific Corporation (NASDAQ: KEQU), a recognized leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of laboratory, healthcare, and technical furniture products since 1906, received approvals to establish a Technical Service Organization within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Jomoo Germany, subsidiary of China's Jomoo Group, maintains operations in Germany and looks to markets in USA, China, India and the Middle East.
Supplier of beds, mattresses, sofas to Wayfair, Amazon, Walmart and Costco e-commerce mattress and sleepers products a subsidiary of China's Zinus Inc.
These new T-type hinges are engineered for ease of installation and also offer Titus's proprietary multi-purpose damping technology.
NAHB urged the White House to alleviate the growing threat to housing and the economy by calling on domestic lumber producers to ramp up production to ease growing shortages, and negotiate a softwood agreement with Canada to end
In the first quarter of 2020, the company says it recognized an impairment charge of $9.5 M related to tradenames.
Sonae Indústria SGPS, SA reported that it received a notice on July 31, 2020 from Efanor Investimentos SGPS, SA,
Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Alpine Sales, Inc., a Columbia, SC-based wholesale distributor.
Prepac Manufacturing Ltd., a North American manufacturer of ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture will locate its new East Coast furniture factory in Whitsett, NC,
Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. is expanding operations at its facilities in Verona and Saltillo.
Cefla says one of the most highly valued services it offers customers and partners today is the 32,000 sq.ft. laboratory in Imola, Italy.
Expected to Open in 6-8 Months as Production Capacity Increases
Construction of 100,000 square foot facility
The company expects the addition of 50,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing, warehouse and office space to generate about 130 jobs.
70% of consumers surveyed noted plans to tackle home improvement projects. Seeing firsthand evidence of this trend is N-Hance™ Wood Refinishing.
CIC Coatings is a Dallas area manufacturer and boutique leader in the manufacture and distribution of "American made" high performance wood & metal coatings.
Milesi HEALTHY.WOOD is a complete line of Polyurethanic, Acrylic, UV, Nitrocellulose, Waterborne for interiors and Waterborne and Solvent based for exteriors Self-sealers and Topcoats, delivering extremely innovative sanitizing features.
The Composite Panel Association welcomed Andy O’Hare as the new President on August 3.
Cabinet manufacturers reported a decrease in overall cabinet sales of 1.8% for June 2020 compared to the same month in 2019.
Turf Design, Inc., a Chicago-based commercial interiors design house and maker of custom felt ceiling and wall solutions with annual revenues of approximately $25 million.
Deimco Finishing Equipment, a designer and builder of custom finishing and material handling systems, announces the hiring of Chris Ribby and Scott Danner.
Pompanoosuc Mills in Thetford, VT turns to online retailing after shuttering its plant and 8 retail outlets, and laying off most of its 115 workers, reports the August 1, 2020 Wall St. Journal.
Joe Leffler assumes the role of CEO & President of Metabo HPT.
IWF Connect℠ virtual trade show will create a new way to do business for the global woodworking industry. Research forecasts a strong reception.
BIesse has launched the Digital Arena, a digital place dedicated to the wood, advanced materials, glass and stone industry.
Adornus Cabinetry new manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters for North America.
Biesse Deutschland was awarded in the “Excellence in Business to Business – Connectivity” category of the German Innovation Awards 2020.
Con-Vey’s panel product segments, including OSB, plywood, LVL, OSL, fiber panels, mineral composite panels, and CLT.
G Wood Products partnered with Turkish firm Tantimber, making it the exclusive distributor of a unique line of thermally treated wood products in the U.S.
Window and door manufacturer planning to add 428 jobs by 2025
Century Components, Sugar Creek, OH, has named Bill Sewell to the newly created position of National Sales Manager.
Typical e-sports athletes and streamers are seated at their desk upwards of three times as long as a typical office worker.
Chicago Scenic Studios and Showman Fabricators in Bayonne, NJ built the studio sound stages for News Nation, a national newscast launching September 1.
The show management of IWF Atlanta has announced the launch of a virtual trade show, IWF Connect, taking place Monday, October 26 through Friday, October 30.
Effective July 1, 2020 Katharina Siebert will be responsible for international communications for the world's leading trade fair for tools, machinery and equipment for the woodworking and wood processing industries.
WEINIG HOLZ-HER USA will present the Re-Tool Tour 2020, August 24-28, an entire week of machine demonstrations, application presentations, interviews, and discussions for wood manufacturing firms.
Elements, Bathrooms by Kitchen Magic Expands Bath Remodeling Services into New Jersey.
Steelcase will offer customers access to Mattiazzi’s complete catalogue of hand-finished wood furniture with immediate availability in North America.
CMA offers a unique combination of robotics and scanning technology that is new to the U.S. market, providing greater efficiency and quality in the finish room.
SCM adapted to constraints place by the pandemic on travel and in-person presentations, with the SCM Live Show, twenty-four hours of streaming presentations delivered over three days, June 30 to July 2, 2020.
Knoll + Muuto Furniture for Today's Work from Home Lifestyle, Ready-to-Ship Products for Work, Living and Dining Spaces Ship Free in 1 - 3 Days
The average Get Gigs Worker's hourly pay is just shy of $22 per hour, up from $17 per hour from the period before COVID-19.
Roseburg Forest Products announced the addition of two industry professionals to its commercial team. Effective Aug. 1, 2020, Michel Painchaud and Doug Asano will join the company.
CFO Scott Culbreth named CEO; former CEO Cary Dunston retires; Paul Joachimczyk named CFO; Vance Tang elected Chairman; SVP of Sales Perry Campbell separates
T&R manufactures wood products used primarily by nurseries: wooden stakes; trellises; tree boxes; shipping racks; and plastic nursery supplies.
More than 4,000 online guests attended its virtual open house. Adapting to constraints placed by the pandemic, SCM delivered 24 hours of presentation over three days.June 30 to July 2, 2020.
Following a complaint by U.S. plywood makers, China's Interglobal Forest, American Pacific Plywood and U.S. Global Forest are accused of evading punitive tariffs aimed at curtailing dumping, the selling of plywood at below cost of production.
Around mid-April, Bella Innovative Modern Cabinetry received a request to assist with parts manufacturing for a closet solution company due, to the shutdown of that firm's main supplier under COVID-19 restrictions.
Window and door manufacturer Jeld-Wen Holding, Inc. CEO Gary S. Michel says business in June returned to normal rates, following suspension of operations at some of its factories.
A survey by the Woodwork Career Alliance’s reveals the unique challenges and ingenuity of teaching woodworking online and the determination of many students to earn their WCA credentials.
Pennsylvania federal judge last month dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA), declaring that the Alliance did not share in the responsibility for a Florida toddler’s death in a furniture tip-over accident.
The Woodland Mills, owned by Cunningham Furniture, will beef up its website to grow online sales, using the BigCommerce platform on a new site built by 1Digital Agency.
After 10 years as president of Weinig-HolzJason Howell will position the Lockdowel manufacturing system as an industry standard
COVID has completely reshaped how we interact with others in public spaces and can even be seen in the changes in design and layout for businesses that remained open throughout the pandemic.,
Junk Star Handcrafted Furniture was among winners of business finance firm Niav's grants. A new round of grants is offered to help provide a U.S. small businesses access capital.
The Virginia Department of Education has recognized Frederick County Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education Program
Custom cabinet maker Romar Cabinet & Top Company says it has launched a new Pro-line series frameless cabinet, allowing customers a more affordable option with a variety of finishes and designs.
The addition of the Imron Industrial Wood product line marks Axalta's official expansion into the polyurethane wood coatings market.
Cabinets for a Cause is an annual event to honor a deserving member of the local community with a FREE kitchen makeover
Doug Martin has joined Sierra Forest Products as Territory Sales Manager for Oregon and Southwest Washington State.
Hone of the few dust collection companies in the world to hold such a standard of quality.
Steelcase announced a collaboration with MIT professor and disease specialist Dr. Lydia Bourouiba to study disease transmission in the workplace.
Kohler is a global leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; luxury cabinetry, lighting and tile.
Most woodworking manufacturers managed to stay open or have returned to full production. after a shutdown in the COVID-19 crisis.
A study by MIT Sloan and Northwestern Kellogg business schools reveals the devastating economic consequences of businesses unable to work remotely.
The latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch shows that employment growth held steady in June, with the jobs index moderating just 0.06 percent to 94.81.
Fibrex HDF is available as a raw industrial panel. Value-added options include pegging, chalkboard and dry-erase, decorative paint finishes, or direct-print woodgrains.
Tom DeVesto, whose background includes sounds system businesses Advent, Kloss Video, and Cambridge Soundworks, aims to build a U.S. factory for his latest start-up, Como Audio.
Rev-A-Shelf and Tresco Lighting announced the third annual Top Project Contest.
U.S. nailing and stapling giant Kyocera Senco Industrial
Armstrong Flooring also was honored by the U.S. Department of Energy, for a program reducing energy usage during plant shutdowns
Diverzify now brings RD Weis disinfection services, proven effective against Coronavirus and other harmful viruses, to private and publiDiverzify Flooring Now Offers Coronavierusc facilities
Shanghai-based Creative Flooring Solutions, a manufacturer of laminate, wood, and luxury vinyl tile, plans to invest more than $70 million in a new manufacturing facility in Calhoun, GA.
Design leaders expand relationship to help people working at home with ergonomic, high performing solutions.
The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) announced the results of its annual election for the organization’s board of directors and the installment of their officers for the next year.
A wave of unauthorized IWF 2020 registration lists have flooded the exhibitor's inboxes.
Architect Deirdre Jimenez, AIA ASID,
The closure, which is scheduled for the end of August 2020, is prompted by the rising costs of operations and the economic conditions created by COVID-19.
BIFMA announces the election of new industry leaders to its Board of Directors.
Hooker Furniture's board elected Jeremy Hoff, President of Hooker Legacy Brands, as its next CEO.
Spencer Dick, founder of TigerStop, died June 11
Fellowes Brands is seeking a Director of Global Marketing for its new Fellowes Contract Interiors business.
The 58,000 sq.ft. facility runs one interior door line with plans to open an exterior door line by early July as well as a second interior line eventually.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging consumers to remove the latch or lock on all “Cavalier” brand cedar chests immediately.
ravel restrictions and governmental regulations made it impossible to stage safely.
The manufacturer and lessor of furniture nearly all of the showrooms of Aaron's company-owned stores were open.
The WMIA Education Foundation Board of Trustees selected eight students to receive a total of $12,400 in scholarships.
Balanced tools, at this point, are a necessity in order to make full use of a CNC machine's capacity and capabilities.
The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association monthly Trend of Business Survey showed a 22% sales drop for April 2020.
The Architectural Woodwork Institute announced its long-awaited ANSI/AWI 0641-2019–Architectural Wood Casework Standard became effective June 1, 2020.
The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA), in conjunction with Woodworking Network, requests that small- and medium-sized shop owners complete their 2020 Benchmark Survey.
The International Woodworking Fair has announced the entries for the IWF 2020 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award®.
With corporate office locations in Raleigh, NC and Richmond, VA, and 11 branch offices from Maryland to South Carolina, Horizon Forest Products also serves Texas from Houston and Plano.
Giardina Group, one of the best-known international brands for finishing solutions, has acquired De Stefani Valerio & C snc based in Giussano, Italy.
Former Steelcase and Legacy Cabinet production chief will manage domestic lab millwork, cabinetry and furnishings operations.
Competition asked interior design, architecture and furniture design students to create furniture using Formica Brand products.
Midmark Corp. expanded its Synthesis Cabinetry Collection, incorporating ergonomic principles to help caregivers.
Joshua Boone, Chief Financial Officer, has resigned to accept a senior leadership position with another publicly traded company.
It attains near photographic quality printing directly onto rigid substrates, including panel up to two inches thick.
Three leading Chinese manufacturers of flooring will establish their first U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facilities near Atlanta.
ICL Group LTD. launched of Halox Scratch-X, improves scratch resistance and durability and extends the life of industrial wood coatings that are used in cabinetry and furniture.
Ryerson Student Wins Wilsonart Challenge for 'The Not Loveseat' Design.
Thomas, Samples Production Manager of Shaw Industries, will address the Digital Printing & Imaging Wood Industry Symposium at IWF 2020.
The American National Standards Institute, ANSI, has approved the revised safety and performance standard for Public and Lounge Seating.
Manager Cathy Hofknecht pivots from retail displays and exhibit building and design to designing and producing workplace projects.
Robotic Solutions is a certified system integrator for Kuka robots, adapting them for wood products manufacutring or for any high-speed industrial application from 50- to 500-lb capacity.
The Turkey Hill kitchen set where The Martha Show was filmed, along with the original Emeril Lagasse kitchen and several other test kitchens.
Woodworking equipment firm Laguna Tools announced it will move its headquarters from Irvine, CA to Grand Prairie, TX.
Personal Protective Equipment, much in demand during the pandemic, will now be available nationally from MFS Supply, a distributor of kitchen cabinets and building renovation materials.
PaintLine announced a highly portable, re-usable spray booth solution: the Portable Jobsite Spray Booth.
The U.S. Department of Labor says it awarded contracts to operate four Job Corp centers.
Altendorf Group America says its newly developed K Series of edgebanders made by Hebrock have won a 2020 iF Design Award.
Domestic furniture manufacturing is allowing Ethan Allen to continue deliveries during the shutdowns.
The deal brings it more sales power in China, where one-third of all furniture is sold.
Robotic paint is applied through 50 one-tenth millimeter holes in parallel jet. A camera reads surface contours, and it eliminates overspray.
The Architectural Woodwork Institute announced the appointment of Hunter Morrison, a wood and science technology engineer, as the association's Technical Director.
The Quarterline collection has a more minimal look and fills the space between Shaker and full-slab doors, says designer Sarah Sherman Samuel.
Architect Hector Ruiz Velázquez will present “Feel the Art of Innovation” at Materials in Design, the all-day symposium taking place Wednesday, August 26, during the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta.
Stiles Machinery's popular Manufacturing Solutions Seminars move online for the first time ever.
High-end global cabinetry design leader, marketing in more than 70 countries, could not qualify for government C=pandemic relief.
IWF Instructional Videos guide exhibitors to self-managed services, marketing, and support
Wood component firm Patrick Industries says all its plants either remained open or were expected to resume operations by early May.
Matteucci’s role also includes directing operations for EFI’s new, award-winning Cubik line of single-pass printers for wood, concrete and polymer materials.
The U.S. Lumber Coalition today expressed concern over recent announced and implied aid programs across Canada to benefit the Canadian Lumber industry.
FBHS cabinets division MasterBrand reported $620 million in the first quarter.
American Woodmark said in an SEC Filing that its three component plants were closed until April 30 by Mexico. It wants them declared "essential" as are its 15 other U.S. plants.
With most facilities open, in mid-March Griffon began an appreciation award program to hourly U.S. employees at its manufacturing and distribution sites, as recognition of the difficulties they've been facing.
Its New Builder's Edition 324ce Made With Urban Ash - A Beautiful Tonewood Sourced From End-Of-Life California City Trees
In addition to other SBA lending programs, the CARES Act established some special tax exceptions not related to loans, such as payroll tax credits, up to $1,000 per worker.
Formica Group VP for Design, Renee Hytry Derrington, will address “Blurred Spaces - A Vision of Future Living,” at Materials in Design
At IWF's new materials symposium, Materials in Design, X-Rite Materials Digitization expert Bruce Wright will detail a new system for verifying surface color matches
Jeffrey Wasserman, an instructor at Seattle Central College’s Wood Technology Center, will receive the 2020 Educator of the Year Wooden Globe Award.
IWF 2020 Seminar Free presentation at North America's largest woodworking event will highlight opportunities for woodworkers to leverage the unique local appeal and environmental benefits of using urban wood
As Congress adds $310 Billion to program, JMJ Caseworks in Sioux Falls and Custom Cabinetry & Countertops in Cincinnati were among first to tap fund.
Holsag, a maker of fine wood chairs for the hospitality industry, expanded it line-up and re Holsag was acquired by furniture firm MITY in 2017.
Say CEO, “During the COVID-19 epidemic, our company is firmly committed to its investment to express our confidence in U.S. markets.”
Anne McManus, Senior Sustainability Engineer at Haworth, has been selected for the position of Vice Chairperson of BIFMA’s e3/LEVEL Subcommittee.
KCMA says cabinet manufacturers reported an increase in cabinet sales of 9.2% for February 2020 compared to the same month in 2019.
My IWF Show Planner is a free service that automatically matches and selects the best possible connections for you based on the information you provide.
With more than 130 days between now and IWF 2020 opening day, August and late summer promise to be a very different time—full of hope and focused on a brighter future.
Quality Wood Floors announced today the release of its newest hard surface flooring collection by Switzerland-based manufacturer Swiss Krono.
In a long-running dispute between two door manufacturers, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted a motion by Steves and Sons, Inc. seeking a preliminary injunction against JELD-WEN Holding.
The parent of Fortress Doors and four other building materials outlets is opening fifth dealership in May.
Cabinetry giant American Woodmark says Teresa May will be Senior VP and CMO, stepping down from its board.
A full-day event August 26, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center will feature more than a dozen sessions focused on innovation in finishing, hardware, and surface materials.
Interim enforcement guidance to help combat supply shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators (N95 FFRs).
The loans, which are 100% backed by SBA, are being provided to small businesses without collateral requirements, personal guarantees, SBA fees, or credit elsewhere tests.
Vollmer of America has announced an Open House Celebration for its new facility in Findlay Township, Pa., scheduled for Oct. 22-23.
Education opportunities abound in the robust IWF 2020 Conference Program, which features dozens of individual conference sessions and day-long symposia.
Herman Miller execs conserve by freezing dividends.
"What's new at IWF?" is the most frequently asked question. The answer in a nutshell: more than 150 First-Time Exhibitors.
Knoll received waiver March 24, 2020 on the primary basis of its role in the manufacture and supply of goods and services to various life sustaining businesses.
Austrian woodworking technology firm Felder says it will launch a portable, small-format CNC machine in its Hammer line.
SCM North America offers free support to customers meeting the national emergency. Artisan Display received complimentary production support to speed the completion of Penn Medical's 504 bed facility in just 10 days.
Visual Support is part of the V@dison initiative, in which Vollmer is combining its digital solutions for Industry 4.0 and the IoT (Internet of Things).
Supports mobility of customers in Mechanical & Plumbing, Windows & Doors, Millwork & Cabinetry
Diamond distributes architectural building products to contractors, industrial manufacturers, and retail customers.
Home organization is trending among Americans, and the IWF Closet Symposium is your ticket to tap its profit potential.
A final ruling by the U.S. Trade Commission now triggers collection of hefty countervailing duties on importers of Chinese cabinets.
Engineered wood moulding and trim demand is expected to increase 4.3% annually through 2024 to $1.7 billion
Employees at wood products manufacturers, producers, dealers and installers of cabinetry deemed "essential."
Window replacement installer doing business as Renewal by Anderson violated overtime rules.
the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance (AKCA) is commending the final affirmative vote by the U.S. International Trade Commission addressing unfairly traded Chinese imports of wooden cabinets and vanities
Former American Woodmark exec Christopher Tutuska names Director of Product Development for Wellborn Cabinet.
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of wooden cabinets and vanities from China.
California-Based World Tree Launches Eco-Timber Campaign For Investors Seeking To Leverage Funds To Reverse Climate Change
Patrick Industries has acquired Maple CIty Woodworking a $12 million hardwood door maker in Goshen, IN.
The Pinske Edge’s Drawer Notcher machine is designed to notch and drill your cabinet drawer boxes for undermount hardware quickly and easily.
Universal Forest Products, Inc. (UFP Industries, Nasdaq: UFPI) announced that one of its affiliates acquired the operating assets of Quest Design & Fabrication and Quest Architectural Millwork.
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for each affected small business.
Carpentry, woodworking and other construction industry firms were asked to donate unopened inventories of N95 respiratory masks in Coronavirus effort.
Atlantic Plywood is expanding its business into the Southeast and will be the exclusive Formica distributor in these markets effective April 6th
Empire Office is the largest commercial furniture dealer in the U.S., featuring Steelcase and over 400 other brands nationwide.
With COVID-19 spreading, OSHA published its “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19” to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace.
a final rule that will help expand apprenticeships in the United States by establishing a system for advancing the development of high-quality, Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs
Since its founding in 2009, 230-employee Baton Rouge, LA firm has won over high-profile Major League Baseball stars. It has kyrocketed to founded by two former professional baseball players and an assistant White House Press Secretary
Interprint, the German decor laminate printer, ordered its third digital press, to produce a short run and continuous pattern papers. Its second started up late last year.
Herman Miller will design and build furniture for gamers in partnership with electronic accessories firm LogitechG
Kitchen Magic Recognized at NARI Awards for Exceptional Work on Two Remodeling Projects
imported wood moulding and millwork from Brazil and China are allegedly sold in the U.S. at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of China.
World Millwork Alliance (WMA), the leading wholesale distribution organization named Jeffery Williams to Director of Membership.
Millwork installer and building materials dealer hunts for a new president.
Higher Armstrong Flooring lost $58 million for the year, almost half of it in the fourth quarter.he
Pima Door & Supply, Inc. Moves Plant to Larger Quarters Near Phoenix
With the purchase of this factory, Roll & Hill expands its capabilities into the design and making of wood furniture
American Coalition of Cabinet Distributors’ Statement on Final Commerce Determinations in RTA Cabinets Investigation
The American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance (AKCA) is commending the antidumping and countervailing duty final determinations issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce
The former Mortenson Millwork president will head the Atlanta area operations for USA Millwork's network.
As ACProducts closes on the deal, KKR steps in to finance it, reports Bloomberg News.
Supporting Local High Schools FIRST Robotics Programs with a $20,000 Contribution
European-styled cabinetry, today announced new operations in Greenville County. The company’s $2.5 million investment will create 80 new jobs.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established a revised National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica (RCS).
Chicago Scenic Studios is pleased to announce that company chairman Bob Doepel and our Board of Directors have appointed Blasko Ristic president.
The former manufacturing plant manager moves oversees regional support for architects, builders, and contractors, and retail operations.
Specialty building materials distributor US LBM Holdings, will be featured on an workforce-themed segment of "Military Makeover Operation Career."
Some composite decking manufacturers aggressively name their plastic products "Ipe Wood" or "Brazilian Walnut."
Data showing a sharp rise in the use of innovative wood building systems
Builders FirstSource, the largest U.S. supplier of building products, acquired Bianchi & Company, a millwork firm in Charlotte, NC
U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty (AD) And Countervailing Duty (CVD) Investigations of Imports of Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products from Brazil and China
Freres Lumber Co., Inc. is the first U.S. company to install and operate the Taihei Horizontal Press Model P25-AB, a horizontal hot press for laminating plywood.
ÜV Rheinland, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services is opening a new furniture testing facility in Kentwood, MI
Ethan Allen President, Chairman and CEO Farooq Kathwari received the inaugural Service to the Industry Award at the Furniture Today Leadership Conference in Naples, FL.
Jasper, IN-based MasterBrand Cabinets sales decreased 5 percent in the fourth quarter,
The new facility is expected to serve large manufacturing customers with industrial transport and protective packaging solutions
Lowe’s plans to hire more than 53,000 seasonal workers
Jeld-Wen has developed a rustic look interior door combining knotty white cedar wood veneer with modern flat-panel styles and translucent glass
President Donald Trump committed the U.S. to support the 1 Trillion Trees initiative launched at the Davos economic gathering.
Kember Kreative Interiors Becomes First in North America to Purchase New EFI Cubik S700 Digital Printer features cutting-edge mineral ink for single-pass wood staining.
The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America welcomes 29 high school woodworking programs as EDUcation™ members for the 2019-20 academic year, for a total 130 organizations of all types.
Solid Wood Cabinets says it was forced to close down its business
Executives from leading U.S. RTA cabinet distribution companies, including members of the American Coalition of Cabinet Distributors (ACCD)
Executive moves reflect the company's commitment to maximizing operational efficiency and increasing value for customers and shareholders
Cabinetry and building products distributor Wolf Home Products has acquired Carstin Kitchen & Bath Surfaces, Arthur, IL.
Desjardins Capital and Fonds de solidarité FTQ support the transaction by becoming shareholders of the new group Bestar-Bush
Two dozen furniture manufacturers bring eight-week Furniture Fundamentals class required to enter the Catawba Valley Furniture Academy will start January 21 and is open for registration.
World-renowned residential and commercial designer Julia Wong incorporates concealed security into her elegant cabinetry designs while preserving simplicity and power.
Andersen Windows and Doors manufacturer says it paid out $22.7 million or $2,500 to each employee - sssssssto eligible employees as part of its annual profit sharing
Coalition of American Millwork Producers seek antidumping and countervailing duties.
Cabinet sales overall were down 7.9% compared to October 2019 with custom down 7.2%, semi-custom sales down 8.7%, and stock sales down 7.5%
Retail fixture and display maker Fleetwood Industries Inc., which filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection in Delaware last month, listed tariffs on Chinese imports as a key factor.
The settlement is believed to be the largest child wrongful death recovery in American history,, IKEA agrees to do more to recall dressers.
Arcadia Community Celebrates Grand Opening of Wanek Cente
The U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule making 1.3 million American workers newly eligible for overtime pay took effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
KCD Software Supports WCA’s Efforts to Grow a Skilled Woodworking Workforce KCD Software is the first software developer to become a Gold Sponsor of the Woodwork Career Alliance.
Cabinet doors and panels that are custom-imaged digitally are now available from Alex Andrite Design Inc.
enerational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately-held businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of its client, Mission Bell Manufacturing, Inc. to USA Millwork.
Patrick Industries acquired Topline Counters, a $34 million manufacturer and installer of kitchen and bathroom countertops
Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) will acquire Vancouver-based Conifex Timber Inc.'s three sawmills in the U.S. South for $163 million
Recent research at the University of Illinois adds further credibility to the hygienic benefits of using hard maple cutting boards, says John Boos & Co.
Combating wood industry labor shortage, Wilmington, NC non-profit provides at-risk youth paths to skilled labor careers.
National network of architectural millwork firms adds to portfolio
German manufacturer of European Fitted Kitchens, Baths and Living Spaces is poised to build the Category of European Kitchen Furniture in North America
VT Industries, Inc. today announced Jason Farver has been named President of VT Industries effective January 1, 2020.
US Trade Representative Ruling Retroactively Exempts Certain Vinyl and Engineered Flooring Products from Section 301 Tariffs
Powell Valley Millwork announced the acquisition of the Metrie Poplar manufacturing facility located in Jeffersonville, KY.
Founder and chairman of the board of Ashley Furniture, Industries Ronald G. Wanek, has been selected for membership in the Horatio Algier Association.
Pella Windows has been listed in 100 Best Places to Work 2020 by job search firm Glassdoor.
Assets of Premier Store Fixtures (recently rebranded as Premier XD) will be auctioned, with one million square feet of state-of-the-art woodworking machinery.
the worldwide market for doors will cross $165 billion by 2026, hastened by rising urbanization and growing populations
Room & Board launches ANSI/BIFMA tested contract furniture division.
L & J. G. Stickley, of Manlius NY, manufacturer and retailer of premium solid wood furniture and fine upholstery, recently named Mark Wiltshire as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
430,000 sq. ft. addition to feature E-Commerce Fulfillment and Distribution Center and new transportation maintenance facility
Big Shoulders Capital and Iroquois Industrial Group have formed a joint venture to purchase the assets of Savannah All America Millwork and Fabrication in Savannah, Tennessee.
Hit by tariffs and a security breach, Lumber Liquidators earnings plummeted.
Cabinetry manufacturers are shifting sourcing in resposne to tariffs, according to the latest survey by John Burns Real Estate Consulting and NKBA shows
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) today announced it has completed its acquisition of MRK Industries, Inc. (MRK), a manufacturer of specialty metal ceiling
Trendway Corporation today announced the appointment of Mark Rhoades to President.
Window and door firm Jeld-Wen Holding, Inc. (NYSE:JELD) says it will appeal the added $7 million relief against it in the latest ruling in ongoing litigation with Steves & Sons, Inc.
Quebec cabinetry firm Armoires Fabritec exits bankruptcy and is acquired by building supply firm.
Flooring America says a waterproof, real hardwood floor using hydrophobic sealant introduced earlier this year has found strong market acceptance.
A woodworking company, Arganic Woodwork, in Season 4 of an original streaming TV series, "Small Business Revolution."
ACProducts vaults into standing as the largest U.S. cabinetry manufacturer, as Masco Corp. (NYSE: MAS) sells its cabinet operations to the Armstrong Cabinets spinoff owned by American Industrial Partners, for $1.0 billion.
Commercial office furniture and seating manufacturer AIS has launched Day-to-Day PowerBeam – a system for delivering power and data throughout offices.
Boise Cascade net income doubled third quarter. And the company dropped a logo infringement lawsuit against a marijuana dispensary.
Private Equity firm Novacap has acquired a majority stake in Foliot Furniture, a major manufacturer of furniture for the hospitality, educational and residential sectors.
A massive steam-bent oak millwork project at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre helped Trahan Architects and C.W. Millwork claim honors.
"I believe that people coming home from combat can actually have gone through post-traumatic growth, where they grow stronger; they grow kinder; they're more courteous."
The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) has just launched a new section of its website after months of research into the workforce development and skills gap issue facing the manufacturing industry.
The Oregon State University College of Forestry celebrated the grand opening last month of its A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory.
Lumber and panel manufacturer Louisiana-Pacific named Derek Doyle to vice president, controller and chief accounting officer.
Jeld-Wen windows and doors saw a 17.9% drop in net income third quarter. Plant , cuts in manufacturing footprint planned.
The Canada secondary wood products market reached a value of US$ 27.5 Billion in 2018.
Armstrong Flooring sales fall 20% as tariffs hit; and shareholder class action floated.
Marvin windows and doors New York/New England distributor takes on Cortland plant activities.
MasterBrand Cabinets owner says expanded Mexico production and a new China tariffs let it 'pivot,' though sales fell 2 percent.
ClosetMaid LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF) celebrate its 55th anniversary
At its Regulatory Summit this month, the American Home Furnishings Alliance announced the 20+20 Project to communicate furniture safety information to consumers.
Seventeen more educators completed their Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) Skill Evaluator Training at Madison College.
Herman Miller, Inc. acquired the remaining shares of contemporary British furniture designer naughtone for approximately $46.1 million.
Executives from the U.S. based Ready-to-Assemble RTA cabinet industry press their case at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, against what they call a "cynical trade petition."
Profits fell 30% for the Elkart, IN maker of moulding, millwork, cabinetry and interior parts for RVs and manufactured homes.
A vanity with switchable doors and drawers - they can go on the left or right to accommodate plumbing - earned American Woodmark one of The Home Depot's top supplier innovation awards for 2019.
Furniture manufacturer Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. says the trade war with China has negatively affected its first quarter sale.
Noting the imported ready-to-assemble cabinetry is less than 10% of the market, importers of Chinese cabinets head to Capitol Hill.
Sims-Lohman, a Cincinnati cabinet and countertop distributor, was named to the 2019 Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 List
Norbord Inc. will lay off 45 employees as it indefinitely curtails production on Line 1 of its two-line oriented strand board mill in Cordele, GA.
Richard Memory, an apprentice woodworker at Jefferson Millwork & Design, is the first professional woodworker to achieve the third level Red Credential in the WCA’s skills credentialing Passport program.
Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: BSET) announced today that it is finalizing an agreement to purchase certain assets of Crimson Casual, Inc. for $2,250,000 in cash and stock.
Tony Sugalaski was named CEO as Dura Supreme Cabinetry's family owners sell to GHK Capital, a Greenwich, CT-based private equity firm.
Cerritos College alumnus, the late John B. Smith, Jr., left a $2.3 million gift from his estate to support the College’s acclaimed woodworking program.
Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), which rents furniture made at its five captive Woodhaven Furniture Industries pants, named Tommy Harper VP Manufacturing.
R. David Banyard has been named as president, MasterBrand Cabinets, succeeding David Randich, who will retire after 12 years heading the cabinetry unit of Fortune Brands Home & Security.
The FedEx Freight unit FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is expanding delivery of furniture including unwrapping, following a pilot program in a few markets.
The Board of Directors of Wood Fiber Holdings Inc. named Craig Tompkins President and CEO. The firm formed last year when Simonds International and Burton Saw merged.
Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. told the Securities & Exchange Commission it has agreed to pay $30 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over bamboo flooring that cracks.
The Center for Art in Wood is pleased to present "Making a Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking" through
Jeld-Wen sends early warning its third quarter weakened, blaming operational inefficiencies and erratic order patterns.
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, manufacturer of ResinDek industrial engineered flooring panels for industrial work platforms at warehouses
Effective January 1, 2020, Doug Hague will become executive director at the Architectural Woodwork Institute.
The U.S. Department of Commerce preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of imports of wooden cabinets, vanities, and components from China was released
Masco, parent of Merillat, KraftMaid and Masco Cabinetry, signed a definitive agreement to sell Milgard Windows for $725 million.
Virtual reality skills training developer VRSim, Inc. expands its VR paint training simulator, SimSpray, with a Furniture and Cabinetry add-on.
Bierson Corporation has developed a proprietary new product table edge technology and branded it, EdgetuF. The innovation improves performance on tabletop edging: desks, dining, cash wraps, etc.
US LBM Holdings, LLC, a leading distributor of specialty building materials, has acquired Forge Lumber, which operates locations in Cincinnati and nearby Kentucky.
Walcraft Cabinetry has adopted a design platform that gives customers a fully immersive Hollywood-grade virtual renovation preview using CGI in 8K
Conner Industries Montgomery, AL plant expects to hire over 100 workers in the next 12 months.
Masco Cabinets and dozens of wood industry firms and more than 2,724 manufacturers opening their factory floors to students and job seekers on Manufacturing Day 2019, October 4.
New Paxton Collection Offers Transitional Modern Storage Solutions for the Whole Home
Swedish firm Modvion has designed 450-foot tall windpower turbine towers built of wood.
Steel Wood Industries aims to have its composite wood material designated as an official type: SDB (Steel Wood Density Board).
From the folks who gave you simulated ailing and airplane cockpit controls comes a new game for virtual crafts.
Etsy, the global marketplace for woodcrafts and other creative goods, announced the winners in its first-ever, global Etsy Design Awards with sellers from the U.S. taking the top prizes for wood products.
Koki Holdings Co., Ltd (Japan) Announces appointment of Robert Pjevach as Chief Operating Officer Americas and Metabo HPT (Koki Holdings America Ltd) who is a subsidiary company appoints Pjevach as CEO in North America of Metabo HPT.
Ashley acquired Fujian, China-based Homestar N.A.'s plant in Statesville, NC to venture deeper into Ready-To-Assemble (RTA) furniture.
Nine U.S. domestic plywood producers who have formed the "U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition" have filed a Lanham Act claim of false labeling against three U.S. certification agencies.
Stickley, the historic furniture maker based in Manlius, NY, used makore and mother of pearl, crafting in its Vietnam and New York factories.
Bruce Livingston Clark, 58, CEO and co-founder of Village Cabinets in Bristol, CT, passed away after a two-month battle with HLH.
Steves Doors claimed a victory after a federal judge in Virginia enjoined Jeld-Wen from relitigating in a Texas state district court the same claims tried previously in Federal court in Virginia.
Masonite named Cory Sorice as Chief Innovation Officer. Sorice's background includes Stanley Black & Decker and Newell Rubbermaid.
Pella is redesigning more than 200 of its stores, introducing new Experience Centers acoss the country, with design firm, Eleven, a creative brand consultancy and Star, a face-to-face experiential marketing company.
The 2020 FORM Student Innovation Competition invites architecture and interior design students to showcase their creativity by designing furniture pieces showcasing Formica Brand products.
Tenex Capital Management (“Tenex”) is pleased to announce that, in partnership with management, it has invested in Wolf Home Products
Revival Sash, a high-end, custom window maker, named a regional sales director. The firm received investment by Sachs Capital.
The largest U.S. flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL), appointed Nancy A. Walsh as Chief Financial Officer, effective September 9, 2019.
Kewaunee Scientific sales for first quarter fell 6.7 percent to $39.3 million, but U.S. sales dropped 18.8 percent.
Jeffrey Olsen, Pennsylvania's former sustainability director, has been appointed joint committee chair of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard.
A Sacramento firm that installs millwork trim and doors in multiunit buildings, has been acquired by Building Industry, a major owner of wood industry businesses.
Arauco acquires Prime-Line, Inc., a privately-held moulding producer whose Malvern, AR plant was adjacent to its own plant.
ormica SurfaceSet 2020 is a collection of new woodgrains, solids and patterned Formica Laminate designs for interior designers and architects to use in commercial projects.
Stella Falone Kitchen Woodcrafts with premium exotic, ethically sourced ebony cutting boards creates steady jobs.
Todd Evans will step down as CEO of Standard Furniture and act as an advisor to the leadership team in a transition period through November 1, 2019.
Cassity Jones Lumber named Cason Shrode to the post of president and Chief Operating Officer. “T
Thomas Sullivan, who founded Lumber Liquidators, wants to buy it back and merge it with Cabinets to Go
Wood millwork and moulding firm BWD Woodwork, LLC has been acquired by Perry Barnes Construction, based in Mount Sterling, OH
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register the final technical amendments to TSCA Title VI yesterday.
Professor Brian Via of the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences has obtained a patent that will allow soy flour to replace petroleum-based adhesives traditionally used to manufacture wood components
Andersen Corporation broke ground on an expansion of its Renewal by Andersen manufacturing campus in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.
Adornus Cabinetry Lancaster operations will serve as a manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters for North America.
10 California cities and counties, The Sherwin-Williams Company agreed to resolve litigation, which started nearly 20 years ago, challenged the companies’ legal advertising of lead-based paints over a century ago.
Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI) announced a new organizational structure it says is designed to position it for accelerated sales and profit growth, including renaming itself UFP Industries, Inc. starting in January 2020.
Fellowes Brands, a global leader in business products since 1917, announced its acquisition of Trendway Corporation, of Holland, Michigan.
Technology startup Origin Materials plans to turn sawdust into plastic bottles, as it begins production in Ontario, Canada.
Acquisition drives Masonite architectural sales up 23 percent as sales overall falter.
Window and door manufacturer JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. (NYSE:JELD) second-quarter net revenues of $1.119 billion, a 4.6 percent drop, and net income of $22.4 million.
Puerto Rico is a forested island with over 500 native tree species. In 2017, Hurricane Maria left millions of downed trees in Puerto Rico, provoking a swift effort to burn or dispose of the debris in landfills. Some log were put to better uses.
In an action that could lead to $4 billion in duties, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a preliminary countervailing duty determination in the case of subsidized Chinese imports of wooden cabinets and vanities.
Architect Bill Munyan will explore Architectural Woodwork Standards in an mTalk during mDesign Live, the two-day materials conference taking place Oct. 28-29 in Grand Rapids, MI.
“Why Our Design Firm Launched Stoffer Home Cabinetry” will be presented by Grace Start during mDesign Live, a two-day conference focused on materials and design on Oct. 28-29 in Grand Rapids, MI.
Fabuwood is honored to have been recognized as an award recipient and deemed a top cabinet brand in the country. It assembles and customizes flat pack cabientry made in China at a massive plant in New Jersey.
Wayfair’s Shrenik Sadalgi will serve as Chair of the newly ratified 3D Commerce Working Group as Wayfair opens access to its 3D files in Sketch-Up
ouzz Inc., a platform for home remodeling and design, today announced the launch of its first private label credit card, the Houzz Credit Card, and a new co-branded card in partnership with Mastercard.
Located in Old Town, ID, B&C Mortensen specializes in manufacturing portable wedding, party, and display props that are sold nationwide to rental stores, resorts, and special event venues
MasterBrand sales were flat second quarter, though U.S. sales rose and Canada's fell.
Generational Equity, an acquisitions advisor for privately-held businesses, said its client Cabinets Northwest was sold to a private investor.
Engineered wood flooring from China sees a massive increase in duties, on top of existing 25% tariffs for Chinese goods overall.
Start-up Backed by Columbia Forest Products will Employ 115 to Annually Produce More than 140 Million Sq.Ft. of MDF, 30 % of California's Demand
At IWF's new materials conference, mDesign Live, X-Rite Materials Digitization expert Bruce Wright will detail a new system for verifying surface color matches between furnishings, case goods and other interior architectural elements.
CPA formed a joint task group of the Production-Technical Committee and Decorative Surfaces Council to discuss the possible development of an ANSI product standard forthermally fused laminate (TFL).
East Longmeadow, MA facility complements Arclin’s existing treating footprint
Sara Reep, director of Designer Relations & Education at Masco Cabinetry, will talk about the dramatic shift happening between wood tones and interior color combinations at mDesign Live, Oct. 28-29 in Grand Rapids.
Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (HDI) completes an overhaul of its import plywood supply chain, transitioning U.S. operations supply options away from China, diversifying the origins of its flagship brand, Dragon Ply.
Würth Baer Supply Company effective July 1, 2019, Gannomat has granted Würth Baer Supply Company and its Akins Machinery division exclusive import rights for specific Gannomat machinery
Renee Hytry Derrington will address “Blurred Spaces - a Vision of Future Living,” at mDesign Live, the two-day materials and design event taking place Oct. 28-29 in Grand Rapids, MI.
Net sales for the second quarter of 2019 increased $8.3 million, or 1%, to $613.2 million from $604.9 million in the same quarter of 2018. The increase in the second quarter was primarily attributable to acquisitions and market share gains, which was partially offset by quarter-over-quarter shipment declines in our primary markets.
Dealers of window and door manufacturer Marvin, which adopted the one-word moniker in April, are updating their marketing efforts as well.
Todd Bracher will keynote mDesign Live, the two-day materials and design event taking place Oct. 28-29 in Grand Rapids, MI. Bracher is a design strategist and industrial designer, guiding some of the world’s most prestigious brands
Active Interest Media, publishers of Woodshop News and Woodsmith, have acquired Popular Woodworking Magazine.
Wireless charging and wall protection surfaces highlight Formica Corp. offerings.
Netherlands-based industrial holding purchases Formica Group businesses in North America, Europe, and Asia
Trilantic North America (“Trilantic”), a leading private equity firm, today announced the sale of its majority stake in Home Franchise Concepts (“HFC”), owner of closets franchise Tailored Living. .
Decor laminate printer Interprint, with worldwide operations and extensive design capabilities, will be acquired Tokyo printing giant Toppan Group. In 2017 Toppan acquired Decotec Printing of Spain.
Accuride® International (https://www.accuride.com), the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of sliding hardware, has launched an online store and new website to offer convenience, education and support.
Investors KKR and Arta Capital fund Alvic Group in international expansion plans
Nydree Flooring will launch flooring products using Välinge's patented Woodura surface technology, for the North American market. Nydree, based in Forest, VA, will have the flooring manufactured in Sweden by Välinge Innovation.
IKEA Industry, the manufacturing operation of the global furniture giant, will close its 300-employee Danville, VA plant in December.
Nearly 300,000 board feet of lumber was salvaged from the Hazel Park Raceway horse stables. The salvaged wood is being made into one-of-a-kind products such as a trestle table produced by The End Grain Woodworking Company
Non-Canadian imports have increased for six consecutive years and in 2018 reached the highest level in 11 years, reports Wood Resource Quarterly
mDesign Live, the new materials-centered conference aimed at designers, architects, and product fabricators, announced its first two keynote speakers: designers Karim Rashid and Todd Bracher.
U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) and the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance (AKCA) held a discussion about threats to U.S. manufacturers by Chinese cabinetry firms, that echo the decline of U.S. furniture manufacturers in the 1980s
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Woodgrain Millwork Co. – operating as Woodgrain Distribution Inc. – for exposing employees to chemical and struck-by hazards.
Increasing the world's forests by 35 percent, by planting billions of acres of trees, is the most practical and cost-effective way to cleanse CO² from Earth's atmosphere, says a study published Science magazine
With veneer demand softening and challenges in obtaining raw materials, Danzer announced it is closing its
International hardwood specialist Danzer presented its high-value wood interior finishes for retail at Global Shop Chicago from June 25-27, 2019
Bill French, owner of Professional Building Systems in Middleburg, PA, has an agreement in principle with Great Rock Capital to acquire the assets of cabinetry firm Wood-Mode, which closed without warning in May.
With 1,100 employees nationwide, the San Antonio branch was honored by the San Antonio Business Journal.
Diamond Cabinets introduces the first-ever standard drawer with an installed self-locking mechanism on the inside to keep everything from prescriptions to passports.
ONE Cannabis, a multi-state producer and retailer of cannabis, says Kindel Director of Operations, Cultivation will advance data processes to streamline cultivation
Kitchen Cabinet Distributors has made a thriving business of importing flat pack cabinetry manufactured in China, then custom tailoring it with hardware, trim and interior adjustments, and finishing it to order.
Upholstered furniture manufacturer Behold Washington is expanding its operations in Pontotoc, MS, with a $400,000 corporate investment expected to yield 20 jobs.
GlobalShop, the store interiors tradeshow for retailers, finds plenty of wood products firms exhibiting at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
As a consultant commissioning $100 million in wood manufacturing technology, I ask, “Why doesn’t the average factory look like the show floor at IWF, AWFS or Ligna?” Hint: It’s not for lack of funds.
Masco, whose cabinetry lines include Merrilat, Cardell, Kraftmaid, and Quality CabinetsY CABINETS™
Artisan Design Group has acquired Markraft Cabinets, a 115-employee cabinetry design and installation firm. Artisan Design is owned by private equity firm The Sterling Group.
Eastern Millwork, a Jersey City, NJ architectural woodworking firm, begins its first class of apprentices July 1, 2019, in a paid apprenticeship program that also earns an Associates Degree in Advanced Manufacturing at Hudson County Community College.
N-Hance, a wood-refinishing franchiser, says it is offering master franchise owners in Ireland and England in an effort for international expansion.
SmartPlank, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based wood flooring start-up, is among those injecting IoT (Internet of Things) into wood products.
BIFMA Compliant, a commercial furniture standards-conforming products, debuted at the Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association annual meeting at NeoCon 2019.
Store Force Inc., a long time leader and provider of installations and finish carpentry offers a very unique program to the industry by allowing clients to utilize our union crews on time and materials hourly rates
Weston Wood Solutions, a lumber and millwork firm based in Brampton, Ontario; and Artitalia Group, a store fixtures and interiors firm based in Quebec City, have been named to the 2019 list of Canada's Best Managed Companies.
Developing new architectural woodwork standards under the ANSI protocols, AWI says testing could allow more flexiblity in materials than "overly prescriptive requirements" used before. standards in
The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association will visit stair parts manufacturer Crown Heritage in Wilkesboro, NC, to present Balustrade Level I.
Builders, architects and remodelers will get encouragement and guidance on specifying higher performance windows and doors, as the Window & Door Manufacturers Association launches its Open Up to Performance initiative.
Bush Industries holds a 60th Diamond Anniversary Celebration at the commercial furniture and design event on Monday, June 10 with cake, cocktails and a slideshow of Bush Industries, Inc. moments through the decades.
Based in Grand Rapids, MI, Stoffer Home Cabinetry features a highly customizable - sized in one-inch increments - limited design line of English style inset cabinets, with high-end features such as dovetail walnut drawer boxes and lining in cabinet box interiors.
Commercial furniture manufacturer Haworth resets factory schedules to allow three-day weekends, in an effort to attract and old employees.
Summer Matsu, a seasoned marketing professional, joins the Central Point, OR-based Bierson Corporation as Marketing Director.
ZeeTree's patented digital texture system, previewed at Interzum, is presented in partnership with Barberán at Ligna 2019
The 2019 BIFMA Annual Meeting will take place ata new venue, on Wednesday, June 12th at the NeoCon Theater - 19th Floor of The Merchandise Mart.
Ashley Furniture Industries was Diamond Sponsor of the 2019 SkillsUSA State Conference in Wisconsin, pledging $14,000 to the organization.
Ashley Furniture operates FormLab 3D printers to produce templates, pins and drill guides, speeding turnaround versus outsourcing.
surface specialists Schattdecor AG and SURTECO GmbH are unveiling a new form of copyright protection in cooperation with FiliGrade, a company that specializes in the production of customized watermarks.
The National Wood Flooring Association honored best wood floors and community service during its convention and expo, May 1-3 in Fort Worth.
Interzum Award: Intelligent Materials winners but we noticed them during set-up (then updated with more detail).
North Americans show lumber, components, veneer and services at Interzum 2019 in Cologne
U.S. distributors, dealers, contractors, installers and importers of ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets launched the American Coalition of Cabinet Distributors.
Door manufacturer Masonite International (NYSE: DOOR) named Howard C. Heckes President and CEO
Cubicall, a custom phone booth manufacturer, pitched on ABC's "Shark Tank" investors on ar concept of sound-proof in-office phone booths as a way of giving privacy and restoring order to open-plan offices
Armstrong Industries wood flooring business, which spun off Armstrong Industries in a $100 million deal in November 2018, will establish its own headquarters in West Hempfield Township, PA
Bruze Spitz, owner of Classic Millwork & Products in El Paso, Texas, has joined the Woodwork Career Alliance Board of Directors.
Daniel McClintock found the tool blades were still sharp at his grandfather's shuttered Sweetwater, TN woodshop.
The Architectural Woodwork Institute says its Architectural Wood Casework Standard has been completed and approved by the AWI Technical Committee.
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Digitally controlled finishing of wood products through inkjet and other technologies is being shown by IWF exhibitors at interzum in Cologne and Ligna in Hannover, both in May.
Pella Corporation will present the Performing Arts and Education Association of Southwest Iowa with a $25,000 check to support music education.
The American Hardwood Export Council will stage a pavilion for U.S. lumber companies at interzum in Cologne, Germany.
TorQuest Partners announced the acquisition of Prepac Manufacturing Ltd., a manufacturer of ready-to-assemble home furniture sold exclusively through online retailers.
New Platform of Premium Closet Accessories Provides a Full-Service Customer Experience
The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) announces that their 2018 Benchmark Survey results are available to purchase for $39.95.
ATLANTA (February 13 2019) – The International Woodworking Fair® (IWF) is pleased to announce the launch of our new global newsletter known as IWF Network News.
ATLANTA (February 1, 2019) – The International Woodworking Fair® (IWF) is pleased to announce the appointment of the 2020 IWF Chairman, Brian Donahue, the President of Safety Speed Manufacturing.
Accretive Acquisition Adds Highly Profitable Kitchen and Bath Cabinetry and Home Storage Brands to American Woodmark's Growing Portfolio
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Lumina Edgebanders with Ltronic Technology